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post #31831 of 33197
Hi all,

Living in London and working in the finance industry. Looking for a nice pair of standard black lace up shoes around the £300 mark.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
post #31832 of 33197
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Originally Posted by welcomerain View Post

Hi all,

Living in London and working in the finance industry. Looking for a nice pair of standard black lace up shoes around the £300 mark.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

 

Hey @welcomerain , how about these ?  http://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/oxford/products/magnolia-black-box-calf

post #31833 of 33197
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Originally Posted by welcomerain View Post

Hi all,

Living in London and working in the finance industry. Looking for a nice pair of standard black lace up shoes around the £300 mark.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

Plenty of choices at that point, and the sales are coming up. I do like J Fitzpatrick as mentioned by @Murlsquirl, but it may be easier to get something you can try on in person.

Top pick would be Crockett & Jones for around £300 (maybe more like £250 in the January sale) but if you walk down Jermyn Street you'll also have the chance to look at / try Alfred Sargent and Cheaney (whose upper lines are around your budget) as well as the shoes they make for other retailers on the street including Foster & Sons or New & Lingwood.

Other options nearby include Trickers and also Cleverley in the Royal Arcade (who have a line made by Crockett & Jones, as well as one by Alfred Sargent).

So that'll take an hour or two, give you exposure to plenty of styles and lasts to maximise the chance you find something that works for you.
post #31834 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

Plenty of choices at that point, and the sales are coming up. I do like J Fitzpatrick as mentioned by @Murlsquirl, but it may be easier to get something you can try on in person.

Top pick would be Crockett & Jones for around £300 (maybe more like £250 in the January sale) but if you walk down Jermyn Street you'll also have the chance to look at / try Alfred Sargent and Cheaney (whose upper lines are around your budget) as well as the shoes they make for other retailers on the street including Foster & Sons or New & Lingwood.

Other options nearby include Trickers and also Cleverley in the Royal Arcade (who have a line made by Crockett & Jones, as well as one by Alfred Sargent).

So that'll take an hour or two, give you exposure to plenty of styles and lasts to maximise the chance you find something that works for you.

Justin has a showroom in London where he can try them on....all the other reccomendations you gave are great options too.
post #31835 of 33197

Hey guys

 

Which brands should I be looking at for suits around the £200 mark?

 

I'm starting a job in finance in Edinburgh, and need to be able to try it on before I buy it obviously. 

 

Some ideas I had were M&S, Charles Tyrwhitt, TM Lewin, and whatever I can find in department stores like Debenhams and John Lewis.

 

Cheers

post #31836 of 33197
Hey guys what do you think to the fit of this suit. I just wore it to an interview and actually got complimented on it. I was about to purchase short length but the sales girl at the shop said regular length will look better on me. Do you agree?

post #31837 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Suetonius View Post

Hey guys

Which brands should I be looking at for suits around the £200 mark?

I'm starting a job in finance in Edinburgh, and need to be able to try it on before I buy it obviously. 

Some ideas I had were M&S, Charles Tyrwhitt, TM Lewin, and whatever I can find in department stores like Debenhams and John Lewis.

Cheers

Slaters is good. They do free alterations also!
post #31838 of 33197

Do you know when Allen Edmonds has its $1 laces sale? Nordstrom's laces blow. They broke on me.

post #31839 of 33197
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Originally Posted by iloveshirts View Post

Hey guys what do you think to the fit of this suit. I just wore it to an interview and actually got complimented on it. I was about to purchase short length but the sales girl at the shop said regular length will look better on me. Do you agree?
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It's too hard to determine from your picture. You need closer shots and your jacket should be buttoned and arms at your side. Would be good to have profile and back shots also.
post #31840 of 33197
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I just wore it to an interview and actually got complimented on it.
Probably irrelevant, but it strikes me as a little odd that an interviewer would comment on your clothes.

Maybe I'm old school, but I tend to believe that the objective of being appropriately dressed for an interview is to have the interviewer scarcely notice what I'm wearing. He'll remember me, sure, but not my suit.

Just sayin', is all.

I do know that when I've conducted interviews, I've never commented upon the candidates' clothing. Sort of how I'd never comment on their make-up, facial hair, how they smell, etc.

I suppose the norms may differ in other places, or with other interviewers, or maybe even in other professional fields. Just the same, it seems to me that commenting on a job applicant's appearance, to the applicant, has little upside for the interviewer, and potentially some serious downside. Plus, it's just sort of unprofessional, you know?
post #31841 of 33197
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Originally Posted by iloveshirts View Post

Hey guys what do you think to the fit of this suit. I just wore it to an interview and actually got complimented on it. I was about to purchase short length but the sales girl at the shop said regular length will look better on me. Do you agree?

To add, your lapels are very narrow. You need a much thinner tie than the one you're wearing with that suit.
post #31842 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kevin24 View Post

I was wondering if I could get someone's opinion on this.

A brand called Sarar near me is holding a Christmas sale on their suits/sport coats. Their main lines are fused but their top line comes ether half or full canvassed.

I was wondering if getting something from their top line would be worth it or if I should just save my money for something else?

 

Anyone have any insight?

 

Or am I just better off saving my money for Suit Supply or Sierra Trading Post come spring?

post #31843 of 33197
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Originally Posted by iloveshirts View Post

The quality of the photo is such that I cannot be sure, but it sort of looks like your belt has a big buckle.

I don't maintain that belt buckles need be microscopic in size, but neither is a large buckle a great look with a suit.

A better quality picture would really help with the feedback, iloveshirts.
post #31844 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Suetonius View Post

Hey guys

Which brands should I be looking at for suits around the £200 mark?

I'm starting a job in finance in Edinburgh, and need to be able to try it on before I buy it obviously. 

Some ideas I had were M&S, Charles Tyrwhitt, TM Lewin, and whatever I can find in department stores like Debenhams and John Lewis.

Cheers

Congratulations on the new role!

At that price, it will be more about what suit fits you best than focussing too much on outright quality. Spending too much on alterations / trying to make a suit into something it's not will quickly burn through your budget.

That said, M&S remains good quality for the money assuming the styling of one or more of their lines works for you. I've been more impressed with Tyrwhitt than Lewin for suits but this was based on examination a few years ago so go with your gut instinct.

I would avoid department stores - generally another layer of profit margins on top of the retailer-manufacturers above.

One thing to consider is going to Harvey Nichols and trying on a few higher-priced suits to get an idea of what works well for you, which may help focus your search within your budget. It is also worth saying - stick with something fairly plain like a navy or charcoal worsted before you branch out. You don't want your one suit to be something everyone remembers so it's obvious you only have the one.
post #31845 of 33197
Hope you guys aren't too hard on the more "sturdy" men, like those with a two inch drop. I'm having a lot of problems finding shirts, as those that fit my neck are usually too big in the chest and upper arm, even buying slim fit. What other options should I be looking at for shirts that better fit my body type?

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